Strengthening research capacity

Who we are

MCDC Students during Research Methodology Course

Within the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) we strive to improve malaria research capacity in Africa. We are a consortium of nine partners, five African and four European universities, all of whom have extensive experience in malaria research.

The five African partners each have an established reputation in malaria research, experience in postgraduate training and previous links with one or more of the European partners. All the European institutions involved in MCDC have many years’ experience of training scientists from disease endemic countries.

MCDC builds on a substantial and successful training and capacity building programme supported by the Gates Malaria Partnership (GMP). MCDC's wider network includes experienced post-doctoral researchers, known as 'MCDC investigators' who obtained their PhDs through the GMP programme and are now based in a number of different academic and research institutions worldwide.

We are funded from 2008 – 2015 by grants from the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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I am so excited to be part of the MCDC team of students as this gives me an opportunity to realise my long term career goals.

- Nyanyiwe Mbeye, MCDC Student

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